Month: August 2012

Schnitzel.
Food

Schnitzel.

Schnitzel is a specialty of German speaking countries, and according to legend, an inventive cook either in the 15th or 16th century had the idea of pounding a piece of meat thin, breading, and frying it in a pan with plenty of oil. Although the origin of schnitzel cannot be […]

Book Review: Capital.
Book Reviews

Book Review: Capital.

John Lanchester is a journalist whose writing appeared in The New Yorker, London review of Books, The Times and the New York Times, and author of three novels – The Debt of Pleasure, Mr. Phillips and Fragrant Harbour. He is an author whose novels are most reliably enjoyable and educational […]

Book Review: My Grandmother.
Book Reviews

Book Review: My Grandmother.

The author, Fethiye Cetin, who is part Armenian, should be congratulated for her courage to write a memoir about her Armenian grandmother explaining how the politician of the Ottoman Empire tried to commit the first genocide of the 20th century. She does not come close to writing the absolute facts […]

The Salmon Debacle.
Food

The Salmon Debacle.

Barbequing beef or salmon is a popular summer activity in Canada and Canadians of all walks love a good bash. Some prefer beef, and some fish, mostly salmon. This magnificent fish is rich in taste, satisfies the appetite, and according to scientific reports, healthy. There is, however, a serious controversy […]

Book Review: Wine Wars.
Book Reviews

Book Review: Wine Wars.

Mike Veseth is a professor at the University of Puget Sound and an authority on global wine markets. In this book he analyses thoroughly worldwide wine markets and draws conclusions from his findings, and other experts from the United Kingdom regarding the future of this ever popular alcoholic beverage, that […]

3 of the World’s Most Impressive Vineyards.
Wine

3 of the World’s Most Impressive Vineyards.

Love wine? Then you’ll love this list of 3 of the world’s most impressive vineyards! Buying wine is one of life’s little pleasures but actually visiting some of the vineyards where the wine is made makes it all the more enjoyable… …take a look at 3 of the world’s most […]

Sicily's Wine Boom.
Wine

Sicily's Wine Boom.

Sicily has been producing wine for millennia. Greeks introduced grapes here, and the plant adapted so well producing so prolifically that colonizers called it Enotria, the land of wine. Ever since, Sicilians have been producing and consuming huge quantities. In the 14th century production far surpassed consumption forcing wineries to […]

Book Review: Milk.
Book Reviews

Book Review: Milk.

Cuneiform tablets unearthed by archaeologists in what used to be Babylonia and Sumeria inform us that milk was consumed and processed as far back as 3000 years. Milk has been crucial for survival in many societies, but Far eastern and African populations who cannot digest lactose; it prevented them from […]